Ronaldo has declared himself “reborn” ahead of his first official game as Gremio manager versus Caxias on Wednesday.
The Porto Alegre team face regional outfit Caxias in the Brazilian State Championships and Ronaldo has demonstrated his excitement for the occasion.
“This is a fantastic feeling for me returning to a stage I love. I owe a lot to Brazilian football and I’m back for some more.
“The time for my debut is near and it’s very exciting to get started. I feel reborn again.”
The Brazilian legend may be starting now but he already has his eye set on the trophy, suggesting that Gremio are hot favourites for the State Championships.
“The State Championship are very important to all. It’s an opportunity to get our hands on the trophy which I would believe us to be favourites for.
“If we can win, most likely it will be versus Internacional who are also favourites. To beat not
only a favourite but a rival can generate excellent momentum.
“But this isn’t about preparation for the Brazilian League. We want to win the State Championship. We have a young and hungry squad so you can bet we’ll be giving it 100%.”